Yellow Ledbetter Lyrics – Pearl Jam

English 28 November 11, 2003
The lyrics of "Yellow Ledbetter" by Pearl Jam convey a sense of ambiguity and confusion, with the narrator expressing uncertainty about their role in a relationship. The porch setting and recurring theme of wanting to "leave it again" suggest a desire to escape or move on. The chorus emphasizes the disconnect between the narrator and others, while the post-chorus adds an emotional layer. The bridge introduces a drumming desire, hinting at a need to release pent-up feelings. The outro contains expressive vocalizations. Overall, the song captures a mix of introspection, frustration, and the search for clarity in a relationship. ...Read More

Yellow Ledbetter Lyrics

[Verse: Eddie Vedder]
Unsealed on a porch a letter sat
Then you said I wanna leave it again
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand
And on the sand I wanna leave it again, yeah
On a weekend wanna wish it all away
And they called and I said that I want what I said
And then I call out again
And the reason oughta leave her calm, I know
I said, I don't know whether I'm the boxer or the bag

[Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
Oh yeah, can you see them
Out on the porch
Yeah, but they don't wave
I see them
'Round the front way, yeah
And I know and I know, I don't wanna stay

[Post-Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
Make me cry

[Bridge: Eddie Vedder]
I see
I don't know, there's something else
I wanna drum it all away
Oh, I said I don't, I don't know
Whether I'm the boxer or the bag

[Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
Oh yeah, can you see them
Out on the porch
Yeah, but they don't wave
I see them
'Round the front way, yeah
And I know and I know, I don't wanna stay, oh
I don't wanna stay
I don't wanna stay
I don't wanna stay, oh, no
Yeah

[Outro: Eddie Vedder]
Ohh, oh-oh-oh
Ohhh, oh-oh-oh

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Last Update: February 13, 2024

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Producer(s)
  • Rick Parashar
  • Writter(s)
  • Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready & Jeff Ament
  • Released On
  • November 11, 2003

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Yellow Ledbetter" song?

"Yellow Ledbetter" song is sung by Pearl Jam.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Yellow Ledbetter" song?

"Yellow Ledbetter" song lyrics written by Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready & Jeff Ament.

Who is the music producer of "Yellow Ledbetter" song?

"Yellow Ledbetter" song music composed & produced by Rick Parashar.

When was "Yellow Ledbetter" song released?

"Yellow Ledbetter" song was released on November 11, 2003.